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Richard D. Pickell
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Obituary for Richard D. Pickell

Richard D. Pickell age 77 of Harriman passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Richard was a 1959 graduate of Lenoir City High School and member of the 1958 State Championship Basketball Team. He was a member and Deacon of New Midway Baptist Church. Richard served as basketball coach and taught at Oliver Springs High School from 1964 to 1971. He also coached basketball at Harriman High School from 1971 to 1995 winning the 1995 TSSAA Boys State Basketball Championship in AA. Richard continued to teach thru 1999 and served as assistant principal and athletic director for 4 years. He was inducted into the Lenoir City Sports Hall of Fame, TSSAA Hall of Fame and Tennessee Weslyan College Sports Hall of Fame. Preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Elsie Hall Pickell. Survived by his wife of 50 years, Jean Mull Pickell; sons, Richard Travis Pickell (Kristy) of Big Stone Gap, VA and Wesley Pickell (Ashley) of Durham, NC; grandchildren: Montana and Dacotah, Caleb and Cason; brother-in-law, Larry Mull; sister-in-law, Gay Lay (Ken); nephews, Brent Lay (Rhonda) and Blake Lay (Sally) and great nephew, Paxton. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 3rd in the Richard D. Pickell Gymnasium at Harriman High School. A Celebration of Richard’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 4th at New Midway Baptist Church in Kingston. Graveside services will follow in the church cemetery. Following the graveside service refreshments will be served in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation or New Midway Baptist Church. Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut Street, Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements.


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Visitation

Friday

3

Aug

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Richard D. Pickell Gymnasium

920 North Roane Street
Harriman, TN 37748

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday in the Richard D. Pickell Gymnasium in Harriman.

Service

Saturday

4

Aug

11:00 AM
New Midway Baptist Church

240 New Midway Road
Kingston, TN 37763

A Celebration of Richard's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at New Midway Baptist Church. Graveside services will follow in the church cemetery. Following the graveside service refreshments will be served in the church fellowship hall.

Cemetery Details

Location

New Midway Baptist Church Cemetery

240 New Midway Road
Kingston, TN 37763

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